Manchester City are reportedly busy trying to figure out if they can afford to sign Barcelona captain Lionel Messi.
According to ESPN, Pep Guardiola’s team is “crunching the numbers” to see if there is any chance they can land the Argentine without breaking the FFP rules.
Of course City have some precedent when it comes to FFP, but they are still “seriously examining the costs” of landing Messi.
The report does not mention how much Messi could cost and believes Barca are not yet willing to name a price. They want to see if “his desire to leave disappears or if he makes it public”.
The 33-year-old hasn’t said a word publicly about Barcelona’s Champions League defeat by Bayern but is rumored to be angry and considering his future.
Messi is still on vacation, along with the rest of the first team, but they will be back on Sunday before the start of pre-season training on Monday.